MARCH 04, 2015
In regards to the Hillary Clinton email scandal, Mrs. Clinton violated both the Federal Records Act and rules in the State Department’s manual by using a private email address to conduct official business as Secretary of State. In the case of Mrs. Clinton’s scandal, private emails must be retained on the federal-records system and be forwarded or copied to an official government email account. Judicial Watch recently filed several new FOIA requests on this scandal. Read more about the six FOIA requests Judicial Watch just filed on this scandal here.
This quote from the article elaborates on the severity of this scandal:
But Mrs. Clinton did something here that went well beyond occasional or incidental use of private e-mail accounts. She eschewed the use of an official account entirely, and deliberately established a private e-mail account, apparently maintained on a server in the Clintons’ New York home. As a result, her e-mails were at no time during her tenure in office subject to the Federal Records Act. (She provided some of the e-mails only after she left office, and only when the Department of State asked for them back.) As our friends at Judicial Watch will no doubt remind everyone, there were plenty of Freedom of Information Act requests that would have implicated her e-mails. But they were never searched, even though a reasonable search of all responsive federal records must be made in response to FOIA requests. And the records would have been relevant to congressional inquiries as well, including continuing investigations of the Benghazi attacks.